3-D Gnostics: Performances for Software is an installation that mixes image processing software and performance video as a practice of gnostic thought.
Taking up the heretical gnostic view of the body as merely the ghost of an obscure spirit, 3-D Gnostics replaces gnosticism’s notion of ‘spirit’ with software. The project therefore re-imagines the body as a ghostly shadow trapped in an endless performance for the application of the effects of the software’s code.
This project also aims to fuse gnostic thought with contemporary coding practices and feminist performance art that has historically transformed the body into the site of art.
The project is work-in-progress related to Yvette’s phd research on the aesthetics and practice of non-philosophy, image processing, and new media art.